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Old 12-16-2003, 01:23 PM
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welders and plasma cutters

which welders and plasmacutters does everyone prefer? i've had bad luck with miller mig welders and am looking for replacements

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Old 12-16-2003, 02:54 PM
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Lincoln or Linde are good welders. Don't know about plasma cutters. I wish I colud have one. I have a Linde welder and 110 volt miller. both are excellent welders. last a long time. My dad uses them for custom fabrication for the farmers around us.
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casper,

Try going to the site listed below. They may even be able to help with the Miller welder problems ! They have a great forum (just like this one!).

http://www.hobartwelders.com

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Casper,another site www.mig-welders.com
I have a miller 255 no problems. Have used plasma cutters at work 35 amp 1/2 steel ESAB brand,borrowed a friends Lincoln 20 amp plasma putting in a front clip took 2-4 passes to cut through,higher amp more versatility, HTH

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What problems are you having with Miller MIG welders? I am in the market for a MIG machine.

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For a medium duty home garage unit I'm using a Lincoln SP 175 Plus MIG with no problems. I've back-halved my car from an in-pieces Alston kit, installed a full cage (mild steel), 4-link and a lot more, including some very light gauge tin work. I can't speak for the Hobart or Miller units, but I'm very happy with it.
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Isn't Lincoln either, out of business or has recently changed hands? I heard there could be a problem getting parts or service?
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No they haven't. I just viewed their corporate page, they bought the Century Welding, Cutting & Battery Charger Businesses from Clore Automotive on 31 October, and on December 12th they distributed their 70th profit sharing bonuses to employees, so they appear to be strong. They're stocks are very solid, (which I realize doesn't mean much in today's market), but indicators are they will be around for a long time to come.
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